NEW Encounters With The Paranormal: Volume 3!

The new Encounters With The Paranormal book, the haunted Mineral Springs Hotel Edition, is finally here! Actually, it was here last week, but this October has been so busy so far that I’ve barely had time to say much about … Continue reading

Cemetery Crawls and Investigating Graveyards

It’s called “taphophilia” (“taph” from the Greek for tomb and “philia” meaning an inordinate fondness), but we’ve been referring to what we do as a cemetery crawl. Basically, Shana and I enjoy going to cemeteries, observing the intricate masonry work … Continue reading

Dwelling Paranormal Thriller Review

Need a good horror movie for Halloween season and you’re tired of all the same cookie-cutter movies of the genre? If so, then try Dwelling, a paranormal thriller written and directed by Kyle Mecca. Haunted house movies are usually pretty … Continue reading

New Encounters Coming Soon!

Allow me to be candid this Monday morning… I’ve busted my ass, and I’m exhausted. Those who are involved in the publishing industry know what all goes into producing a book, especially when you have a hard deadline. So, in … Continue reading

Bleeding Painting and Rising Bones

My first book focusing on the paranormal was Ghosts of Maryland, covering a state in which I’d lived for 17 years split up between two different stints, and it contains over 100 ghost stories. Not surprisingly given all its history, … Continue reading

Personal Haunted History! Part 1

October is just budding, which seems paradoxical for the preeminent autumn month in which the leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground, but it’s a more colorful way of stating the month has just begun. Thus, this October … Continue reading

Ghost Girl of the Goldenrod

Part 2 of the October Haunted Blog: This true ghost story first appeared as “Annie” in ENCOUNTERS WITH THE PARANORMAL: VOLUME 2. I believe I first encountered Annie in the main lobby and concession area of the Goldenrod Showboat. I had … Continue reading

October Haunted Blog!

Welcome to October! What is it about this month that has always made it seemingly magical? Of course, Halloween caps it off at the end, Shana and I had our handfasting last October 29th, and both of my parents were … Continue reading

Saw A Ghost? You’re Not Crazy!

Almost everyone has a ghost story. Encounters with the paranormal and the supernatural by the living have been occurring since the beginning of recorded history but have often been relegated to local folklore, legend, and superstition. Those with their own … Continue reading

The Legend of Lavinia Fisher

I always find the evolution of legends to be fascinating. How did they become the way they are today?  What have been the different variations along the way? And, of course, what was the original truth?  Over the years as … Continue reading